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the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> the president: whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat mitt romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern romney spoke in boston to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i just ca
four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes that will take place january 1st. those cuts and hikes total 800 billion dollars. in the bay area there's hope president obama's reelection will bring amick boost especially in the silicon valley. with health care behind him the tech industry feels the president can turn his attention to jobs, housing and clean technology. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>>s did are trying to determine how badly hurt an 11-month-old fremont baby was when she fell from a third story window yesterday. firefighters say the baby
-ever friday night game in berkeley. the bears hosting washington. this was a sloppy turnover-filled game. a gold-out at memorial stadium. the gold towels everywhere. not a golden performance by either team. combining for 8 turnovers, cal driving the first quarter. isi sofele coughs it and up the huskies would recover leading to the td run. washington up 7-0. to the second quarter and cal, this is a good call here. the reverse to freshman chris harper, who has speed on the corner and dives into the end zone. 14-yard touchdown to tie it up at 7 a piece. cal's defense, big play before the half. nick forbes deflecting the keith price pass and interception. we stayed tied at 7 at the half. third quarter, third and goal. price scrambles, lobs it up for the tight end, seferian-jenkins. there were three turnovers in three place. maynard picked by thompson, a former cal recruit, and maynard ends up hobbling off with a knee injury and the bears lose 21-13. at 3-7 they are guaranteed of having a losing season. >>> more on the cal situation, plus stanford and colorado highlights coming up on lexus a
.s. consulate in benghazi. here is the latest from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. it comes after a week he stepped down a as c.i.a. director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> he went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views i think are very important. >> the september 11th attack in benghazi left four people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. yesterday they heard from the acting c.i.a. director behind closed doors and watched a realtime video of the attack. >> number one mistakes were made and we have to learn from this. >> there have been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story latest shifted raising questions about what the administration knew and when they knew it was a terrorist attack. >> i don't think the intelligence community in any way politicized
storm passing through oregon and washington now. as you heard mike, the rain should be in the bay area tonight into tomorrow, quick look at the=wxkj boards i did se two flights incoming from seattle delayed. only for a few minutes. hopefully the trouble isn't here yet. but, also according to orbitz sfo will be the third busiest airport in the u.s. over the thanksgiving weekend. chicago o'hare is number one, l.a.x. is number two. good news on flying air fare on average slightly down from last year. there's the upside. taking a look at roads, most people will drive, aaa says 90% of travelers will do so by car and gas prices are down about seven cents in the last two weeks. be careful, what goes up, over the holiday weekend, is car accidents, 25% over the last year. aaa reporting that fewer people will actually fly this year, sfo is reporting that it will have a 3% increase in air passengers over last year. tomorrow the busiest day, sfo reports last friday has become more popular especially for kids who are out of school this week. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 5:01. >> the question a lo
, to clear any changes in their laws with federal officials in washington. high court could say as early as today whether it will consider ending the requirement. >>> follow-up to a story we told you about a woman in a motorized wheelchair who was hit by a car the driver later took off. since her story aired we've received calls from people who want to help, including the smith family the chair belonged to their father who passed away four years ago. >> feel his spirit with us on his behave we would like to give you the -- his behalf, we would like to give you the wheelchair. >> right now, stephanie is using a borrowed chair hers was badly damaged when she was hit by a woman driving a black car. police have not mentioned any new leads in this case. there is a surveillance camera in that area that may provide help. i believe it is on el camino real. sometimes people like to help. >> nice story. >>> let's check in with mike and see how much you are going to like the warm weather. >> all those records mike. >> there's a lot. good morning. you can see a little breezy on top of mount tamalpai
-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. tahman bradley is in washington and joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning. shortly after president obama was reelected, he called congressional leaders to talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. it is a major issue that needs to be resolveed by the end of the year. democrats and republicans say they are willing to talk but there's major hurdles. showdown looming, as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates unacceptable. and it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an interview house speaker boehner drew a hard-line on raising taxes but opened the door to raising more revenue. >> i would do that, if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: democrats think the president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people, based on the campaign, that is, peop
>>> lawmakers begin returning to washington today, with one thought negotiating pull the nation back from attacks and spending crisis. [ inaudible ] >>> good morning i'm thomas this morning. >>> and i'm kristen sze, thanks for joining us. a 20-year-old driver under arrest for felony dui after investigators say the car he was driving flew off an over pass on to the freeway in contra costa county in pinole on appian way on i-80. live picture at the scene traffic moving fine now, the scene is clear. what happened was shocking the driver went through the concrete barrier, 25 feet over that over pass on to the interstate. the 20-year-old driver and 21-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. this picture sent by the fire department shows what is left of the dodge durango. the driver was heading southbound on appian way he hit the guardrail off the overpass landed on the roof of the car. >>> san francisco police still looking for a man they say tried to ram an officer with a car. place telled to stop the man after he was suspected of breaking into a vehicle yesterday afternoon. he
the investigation was conned has engulfed washington. conduct -- congress wants to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house? justice officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc news, new york. >>> founder of mcafee security software john mcafee is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize where he lives. this morning he has disappeared gone into hiding. police say his 52-year-old neighbor another american was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the town of san pedro if a bizarre series of interviews, mcafee claims he's innocent and hiding from police out of fear they will kill him. >> before in incident happened over the weekend, mcafee had taken himself to a dark place, very estranged from the people who care about him. he became estranged from society. >> john mcafee is no long we are the company it is owned by intel ii >>> the mother of a preschool student in petaluma is accused of targeting her child's teachers and repeatedly stealing their wallets martin faces 10 felony charges. two teachers at the pres
with events planned tomorrow. he will return to washington on wednesday just in time for thanksgiving. before he left the president recorded his weekly address urging the extension of tax cuts for most americans while raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we shouldn't hold the middle class hostage while congress debates tax breaks for the wealthy. let's do what we agreed on, let's keep taxes low for the middle class and let's get it done soon so we can give families and businesses good news going into the holiday season. >> they say raising taxes on people who own small businesses would be bad news for businesses and families because they would be force today lay off thousands of workers. >>> there is improving news on the california job front. the unemployment rate went down one tent after percent since september and part of a steady decline. about 36,000 people were hired in october. most of them, however, for seasonal retail jobs. the california jobless rate has fallen 1.4% since october of 20 is 111 with the state adding 295,000 nonfarm jobs. >>> a consumer group has lost its figh
has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scandal and fbi investigation. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. she arrived back home with her husband and two sons yesterday. petraeus testified before members of congress friday and apologized for the affair. petraeus said he knew attack on the u.s. consulate in libya on september 11th, was a terror attack from the start. >>> man arrested at oakland international airport for carrying bomb tears police took him into custody thursday night. tsa officers said he had a watch with fuses, switches and wires and layers of insoles in his boots that were two sizes too big he said he's an artist and he was carrying artwork in a statement released last night his lawyer said eccentric artists behave -- mcgann did not have materials to harm anyone. >>> materials for oakland police officers union have filed a searing critic of the top brass three weeks before a judge hears arguments on whether the department should be handed over to federal authorities to run. the chroni
sudden resignation at head of the cia is still sending shockwaves through washington. petreas said he accepts all the blame. >>> after nearly four decades in international affairs, it was an extramarital affairs that brought david petraeus' distinguished career to a jolting end. in a statement to employees he acknowledged the liaison, expressing his extremely poor judgment. it's unacceptable, he said, both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as hours. >> if they found out about an extramarital affair they could use itos blackmail against you. >> he has been married to his wife holley against you for 32 years. they have two children. they met when he was a west point cadet and she stood by him as he raced on the fast track up the ranks to four-star general. last year he resigned his commission and was sworn in as cia director. this is the other woman. paula broad well. a 40-year-old wife and mother of two. she's his official buyographer. >> to get to know him he wanted to run with you? >> i thought i was going to test him but he will test me. >> seen here on the daily
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